Difficult to upload video - not well supported by Sony
Scott Krefetz, Amazon
6 November 2013
Summary: There are several problems with this Sony model. CONS 1. The Sony website IS NOT place to find any answers ! 2. When I first purchased the camera the manual has two other models in it too. This is very confusing. The salesman and I both missed the fact that the feature(s)which I was looking for ,at that time ,was for the higher model. 3. There is no listing for error codes. See point #1. Just google the error code. 4.
Summary: I bought this camera about 2007 to record my son's high school graduation. We only used it 10 times. It has been stored for about 3 years and I brought it out to record my son's college graduation. The camera would continually tell me to "reinsert cassette". I would eject the tape and reinsert it. It still would not recognize the cassette. Upon one of my attempts it decided to freeze half way in and half way out. I could not get the tape back out.
Summary: We bought this camcorder about five years ago and used it sometimes, mostly indoors. Always handled it with extreme care. Fairly good image (but not sound) if you are not a professional. The most frustrating is to have the cassette chamber refusing to close. Sony repair service would ask me at least US$211.00 for repair. I'm very frustrated in having spent so much money in a device that, I supposed, would bring me no problems during many years.
Summary: I bought this camcorder three years ago and used it every once in a while. It is now broken for some reason--wasn't mishandled or anything--and will cost over $200 to fix. The cassette won't close. Going to put it in the garbage instead!
Summary: This may actually be a good camera, but you will NOT be able to download it to your computer. The instruction manual references commands and screens that are not the same as those on the camera itself. Sony tries to create one manual that will cover several cameras rather than create a manual for each one, and the results are disastrous. Nothing about the manual articulates with the functions and commands on the camera. Worst purchase I ever made.
Excerpt: Не тратьте деньги на ее покупку. Удивительно, что Sony могла опуститься до такого безобразия. Я имею право так отзываться потому, что за это барахло я заплатил свои деньги!
Pros: Система меню.
Cons: Загрузка - выгрузка кассеты работает через раз. Осыпались пикселы на дисплее. Сломался I-Link разъем на подставке. Контроль батареи показывает, что еще можно снимать 30 минут, а на дисплее уже мигает предупреждение о слабом заряде и через 2-3 минуты камера отключается.